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  • Little, Brown

New Life: An Anthology For Parenthood

Sally Emerson

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Prose: non-fiction, Anthologies (non-poetry)

A collection of poetry and prose celebrating the wonder of new life. The third in this series after In Loving Memory and Be Mine.

New Life, An Anthology for Parenthood takes the reader through the big dipper emotions of parenthood - the joy, the puzzlement, the wonder, the comedy. It captures the love and the moments of despair. Contemporary voices mix with the great names of literature - from Dickens to Sylvia Plath - to record their sense of wonder. But also the nameless women who have sung to their children night after night in countries far and near contribute ravishing lullabies. It contains love songs to sing to the baby and games to play. Baby love, post-natal depression, the joy, the bad and good advice, and the sadness, it is all here. This is the book you will need in the still watches of the night to help you understand and appreciate this period of your life that will never return. It is a perfect collection for all new parents.

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Praise for New Life: An Anthology For Parenthood

  • This is a great book to dip into; perfect for breastfeeding days and broken nights when parents crave a bit of instant wisdom.' Juno - 'Very moving poems and pieces that will no doubt hit the spot' Daily Mail

  • This is a wonderful compilation of thoughts, writings, poetry and musings from literary giants like Coleridge, Dickens, Shakespeare and Laurie Lee. Emerson has put together their touching and heartfelt words to sum up every stage - from birth to the hear

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Sally Emerson

Sally Emerson has written and worked for various publications, including the Sunday Times and Washington Post. NEW LIFE is the third of Sally's Emerson's remarkable anthologies for the great challenges in life, following on from IN LOVING MEMORY and BE MINE

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